Why capitalism loves plastic

The film 'Plastic Ocean' screened by SH showed starkly the madness of using an indestructible material for throw-away products. The destructive impact of the mass production of plastic on marine, animal, bird life and human life is now dawning on us. But how can capitalism be stopped from churning out ever more?

In this article Why capitalism loves plastic from October's Socialist Review, Amy Leather looks at how plastic developed as a by-product of fossil fuel processing, and has been promoted by the petrochemical industry ever since.

The photo above comes from an exhibition of photgraphs by Edward Burtynsky, Human Signature showing at the Flowers Gallery in Cork Street, London W1. It is one of many shockingly beautiful photos that evidence the Anthopocene.

Views: 41

Add a Comment

You need to register with Sustainable Hackney to add comments!

Register with Sustainable Hackney

Join our mailing list

Quick links


About us




Blogs Maps
Greenprint for Hackney Privacy notice


Funding Questions
Volunteering Jobs
Networking Project news
General discussions Groups


Abney Park U G

Hackney Marsh U G
Tree Musketeers Hackney Tree Nursery

Hackney Fixers


Contact: info@sustainablehackney.org.uk

Twitter: @SustainHackney

Facebook: @SustainHackney

Become a full member


© 2019   Created by Sustainable Hackney   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service